Monday, October 24, 2016

Uptown: Cops Hurt, Woman Robbed By Parolee With Long, Violent Past

A Bucktown man with a long, violent criminal record robbed a woman in Uptown and tried to disarm a police officer who intervened, prosecutors said Friday.

Murphy | Cook County Sheriff's Office
Darnell Murphy, 52, is charged with armed robbery, disarming a police officer, unlawful restraint, and two counts of resisting a police officer.

Prosecutors said 19th District officers saw the robbery unfold in the 4700 block of North Broadway early Thursday morning and immediately went to assist the 22-year-old victim.

Murphy attempted to disarm one of the approaching officers and then fled the scene.

The officers chased Murphy into an alley where they discharged pepper spray to subdue him. Two cops suffered injuries during the arrest, police said.

Other officers recovered a knife that Murphy used in the robbery, prosecutors said. A phone that he had in his hand at the time of his arrest belonged to the victim, police said.

State records show that Murphy was released from prison in April after serving just four years of an eight-year sentence for burglary.

His previous prison sentences include 33 years for murder-intent to kill in 1989; four years for burglary in 1989; ten years for armed robbery in 1989; six years for burglary in 1986; and a pair of four-year sentences for burglaries in 1982.

A judge Thursday ordered him held without bail.
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15 comments:

  1. Ain't thot a shame ... getting in trouble (at age 52) JUST when he was "beginning to turn his life around."

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  2. I'm going to recommend a full year of court supervision. Nothing less! A FULL year dammit.
    That'll teach him.

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  3. No sane society would allow something like that to ever live outside of prison.

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  4. I'd love to know the names of the judges. And thank you to CPD for bringing in this waste of space (yet again)!!

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  5. Give those HERO coppers a medal and a big TY. Chasing a career criminal into an ally and taking him down is a big deal.

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  6. Our criminal justice e system fails us yet again.

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  7. Doing the math...since 1982, 33+4+10+6+8+8 = 69 years. That means he should be out in the year 2051.

    Yet, here we are present day 2016 and he was out prowling the streets.

    So Trump calls out Chicago for what it is - "like a war torn country" and "terrible". Yet because of this Chicago alderman and Emmanuel are offended by this, say he's gone too far, and take the Trump street sign down!

    Are you kidding me???!!! We're living in Bizzaro world folks.

    In fact, here's a better image for Chicago and Illinois: Find a porta-potty in the middle of the hot summer that's weeks over due for emptying and cleaning and look down in the hole. That's Chicago, that's Illinois.

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  8. In 1989 guilty of 4 yes 4 counts of murder, armed robbery and burglary. That alone should have kept this mutt in prison for life. Officers great work and get well

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  9. give him LIFE sentence he will never be able to live in society

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    1. The Center on Halsted wants to mentor him and the Crib wants him to make their place his home address.

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    2. For $$ (funding) purposes = Get Paid!

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  10. State records show that Murphy was released from prison in April after serving just four years of an eight-year sentence for burglary.
    ^^
    This is why we need 3 strikes and out law. And stop with the 50% time served then you get parole. Stop it!
    http://illinoistimes.com/article-11086-illinois-starts-giving-prison-inmates-release-credits.html
    Mr. Quinn seems like he wants to run for Governor again and because of this stupid law he signed, I would not vote for him.

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  11. Our parole system stinks: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20151124/NEWS/151129804

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  12. 33 year sentence in Crook county. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Why do I feel if I murdered someone they would never let me out, yet these scumbags get never ending bites at the apple. What a joke we are.

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